Date of Award
Master of Science
Dr. Ruth Williams-Hooker
Dr. Robin Roach
Evaluation of nutrition status is imperative for pediatric oncology patients due to prevalence of malnutrition and its effects. Methods used to evaluate nutrition status over- and underestimate energy needs. The purpose of the project was to determine if the Medgem and WHO predictive equations predict resting energy expenditure (REE) when compared to a traditional indirect calorimeter. Participants, 7-18 years of age, had testing completed on a traditional indirect calorimeter, Medgem, and energy estimation by WHO equation. Post hoc pairwise comparisons revealed all three methods were significantly different from one another (all p<0.0001), suggesting REE be measured by metabolic cart.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Hobar, Ashley Marie, "Validity of Methods in Measuring Resting Energy Expenditure in Pediatric Oncology Patients" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1533.